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Police car and taxi involved in horrifying crash in Northgate, Crawley

Northgate Avenue has been closed from the Sandman Hotel on Hazelwick roundabout into town and traffic to the roundabout from the road is being diverted down Woodfield Road.



A very nasty accident that appears to be between a Police car and a taxi people carrier has closed Northgate Road.

The driver had to be cut out of the vehicle.

A police officer was trapped in her car while emergency services arrived to attend to her.

Unconfirmed reports are that the taxi driver was also trapped and appeared to be rescued by the fire service before being transported onto a waiting ambulance.

A man thought to be the taxi driver is stretchered away to an ambulance.

Both the taxi and the police car have significant damage to the front side of each vehicle.

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It has now been confirmed that there were no passengers onboard, just a passenger assistant.

The driver and his assistant had dropped off at a school and were returning back home.

A statement from the police is imminent.


Police drop investigation in alleged bullying of Oriel High School boy



Sussex Police have confirmed they have made the decision to drop an investigation into an incident of alleged bullying.

The investigation was launched following an outcry from concerned residents when a video emerged on social media.

The video has since been taken down from most social media accounts.

Earlier Susses Police had confirmed they had launched an investigation into the incident and were liaising with Oriel High School.

Now it appears their investigation has turned up new information which has led to their decision to drop the police’s involvement and hand it over to the school.

A statement from Sussex Police said:

“Police have investigated the circumstances surrounding a video on social media showing the alleged bullying of a boy by fellow students from Oriel High School in Maidenbower, Crawley.

As a result, the matter has been passed to the school for any action they feel is appropriate.”

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